In Bloom

Gay Essential Films To Watch, In Bloom

Released in 2013, In Bloom follows the relationship of a young couple from Boystown Chicago, that have been together for two years. The drama film stars Tanner Rittenhouse, Kyle Wigent and Adam Fane. It was written and directed by Chris Michael Birkemier.


Essential Opinion: Martyr

Martyr, directed by the Lebanese born Mazen Khaled, follows a day in the life of Hassane, a young man whose life meets sudden tragedy on the beaches of Beirut, Lebanon. What follows is a stunningly sensual and compassionate portrayal of a community facing their grief and facing each other.

The Leather Boys

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Leather Boys

This 1964 drama film is cantered on the adventures of a gay motorcyclist from London. Directed by Sidney J. Furie, the British motion picture stars Colin Campbell, Rita Tushingham and Dudley Sutton. The Leather Boys is based on a novel by Gillian Freeman that was commissioned by Anthony Blond.

The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

Essential Opinion: The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

The Coming Back Out Ball Movie is a documentary that follows a wide cross section of Australia’s ageing LGBTQI community before they attend a major dance event at Melbourne Town Hall. The Coming Back Out Ball was coined by organisers to celebrate the new found acceptance granted to older members of the community, many of whom hadn’t publicly come out until they’d passed their 60th or 70th birthdays.

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